The majority of calls received by the Cambria Fire Department are for emergency medical and rescue services, including cliff rescue and auto extrication. The Fire Department responds to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
All Cambria Fire Department personnel are trained to render emergency medical care and use automatic external defibrillators. Together with the Cambria Community Healthcare District (the local ambulance service provider), the Cambria Fire Department provides a team approach to emergency medical services delivery.
In Case of Emergency (ICE)
Pre-programming your cell phone with the word "ICE" (In Case of Emergency) may save your life. This allows emergency responders and hospital personnel to obtain critical information about you and your medical care that could aid in your treatment. For more information on this program, call the Cambria Fire Department at (805) 927-6240.
The Cambria Fire Department and Cambria Community Healthcare District work with other local agencies to ensure a team approach to emergency medical care in Cambria. When someone calls 911, they benefit from a mutual aid agreement that brings assistance from the Cambria Fire Department, Cal Fire, San Luis Obispo County Fire Department and Cambria Community Healthcare District. This coverage allows a 4-minute emergency response time to any location, greater than 90 percent of the time, within the CCSD service area and ensures that the special needs of Cambria residents are addressed in the most efficient manner. The Cambria Fire Department maintains daily Advanced Life Support paramedics, is up-to-date on emergency response procedures, and is equipped with oxygen, EKG’s, medication and other advanced life support equipment. The Fire Department’s trained personnel can help stabilize an individual with medical or traumatic emergencies. Cambria Community Healthcare District personnel will provide continued treatment and transport to definitive hospital care.
In an area-wide emergency, assistance is provided by:
- Cal Fire
- San Luis Obispo County Fire Department
- Morro Bay Fire Department
- Paso Robles County Fire Station
- Hearst Castle Fire Department
- State of California (for fires burning for extended periods)
- Ocean Rescue
North Coast Ocean Rescue (NCOR)
The North Coast Ocean Rescue (NCOR) is a team of volunteers dispatched through the 911 system to ocean emergencies from Morro Bay to the Piedras Blancas Lighthouse. NCOR was formed in July of 1994 as a joint agency effort between the Cambria Fire Department and Cambria Community Healthcare District. Today, the North Coast Ocean Rescue Team is funded by the Cambria Community Services District and community donations and operates under the direction of the Cambria Fire Department.